Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932Alternative names
U.S. Army colonel, member of the 110th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.
From the description of Order book, 1862-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865946
Joseph Warren Keifer was a Union officer in the 110th Ohio Regiment.
From the description of Joseph Warren Keifer letters, 1862-1864. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 297452632
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ohio, to President Hayes, 1878 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489699
Lawyer, banker, army officer, and U.S. representative from Ohio.
From the description of Papers of Joseph Warren Keifer, 1850-1865 (bulk 1861-1865). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066318
From the description of Letters to his wife, [microform] Sept. 3, 1862-Dec. 31, 1864. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 66771042
From the description of Letters to RBH [microform]. 1871-1892. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 66773994
1836, Jan. 30:
Born, Clark County, Ohio
Admitted to the bar; practiced law in Springfield, Ohio
Married Eliza Stout
Enlisted, United States Army Major, Third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Colonel, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Brigader General, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Mustered out of army Resumed law practice
1868- 1869: Member, Ohio State Senate
Delegate, Republican national convention
1877- 1885: Member, United States House of Representatives
1898- 1899: Major General, United States Army
Published Slavery and Four Years of War (New York: Putnam. 2 vols.)
1905- 1911: Member, United States House of Representatives
Addressed Conference on Universal Peace, Brussels, Belgium
1932, Apr. 22:
Died, Springfield, Ohio
From the guide to the Joseph Warren Keifer Papers, 1850-1865, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
Joseph Warren Keifer (1836-1932), Civil War soldier, Ohio congressman, and Speaker of the House, was reared on his father's farm in Ohio. He attended Antioch College and, after admission to the bar, began the practice of law in Springfield, Ohio, in 1858.
After only a few years in the law, he enlisted in the Union army in April 1861. Keifer won successive promotions for his service in campaigns in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. By April 1865 he had fought in twenty-seven battles and had been commissioned as a major general. Keifer was wounded four times in the course of the war, most severely at the Battle of the Wilderness.
At the war's end, he returned to Springfield, where he resumed his law practice, and served in the Ohio state senate. In 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati and was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he first served from 1877 to 1885. He was Speaker of the House for the Forty-seventh Congress (1881-1883). Keifer returned to active army service in 1898 and 1899 as a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War. Later he was commander-in-chief of the Spanish War Veterans. Between 1905 and 1911 he again served in the House of Representatives. The length and variety of his military and political service brought Keifer into contact with many of the notable figures in the period between the Civil War and the' First World War. For more than fifty years he served as a trustee of Antioch College. J. Warren Keifer married Eliza Stout in 1860, and they had four children. Keifer died in Springfield, Ohio, on 22 April 1932, one of the last of the surviving Union generals.
From the guide to the J. Warren Keifer Papers, 1858-1929, 1881-1883, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Moorefield (W. Va.)|
|Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863|
|Politics, government and public administration|
|Civil War (U.S.)|
|Winchester, 3rd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864|
|Representatives, U.S. Congress--Ohio|